Over the past couple of weeks I have been at the shitty Four Seasons Punta Mita on a bender and because of the crappy wi-fi (which is not included), I have been a little bit out of loop. But now that I am back in Burbank and have my wits about me, all I can say is… WOW.
While I foolishly lay in the Mexican sun pounding Lava Flows by the dozens and contemplating how many comic book characters lives could cross into each other’s universes – my world suddenly changed.
(A little background. Many people have asked me if AT&T approached Manka Bros. before Time Warner as an acquisition target. And while I am currently bound by a non-disclosure agreement, I can say – off the record – of course AT&T was interested in Manka Bros. We are the world’s largest and, thus, the most desired media company… but that is all off the record.)
Hollywood is no longer a city of dreams, of great beautiful ideas never thought of before realized on the big screen in the grandest of presentations and executions.
Hollywood is now a city where a person can create a 15-second phone video that is making fun of the fact that he is pissing blood all the while generating more profit than that big beautifully realized dream.
This got me thinking – what the fuck am I doing and do I want to keep doing it?
The answer is a BIG YES!
Because if the people want blood pissing videos, nobody can produce them better than Hollywood. We’ll spend billions to put that amateur blood pisser out of business.
AT&T / Time Warner will be a huge company. We’ve crunched the numbers and they will be very close in size to Manka Bros. – but based on the size of the bars in the chart below, we are still on top.
But we know world is change and we have to change with it. We just choose to it differently.
Everything we do is organic. From the development and near successful launch of our own patented camera and film stock replacement made out of rice in 1910; to the revolutionary TriMankaTate film coloring process of the 1920s; to the development of digital cinema (in the 1930s!); to the the invention of television in the 1930s (the claim of which is famously controversial)… all the way to today where our long-gestating Facebook killer – Caligula – is preparing for launch in the near future.
No platitudes here, Caligula is the best thing ever done.
So mergers and acquisitions are fine, if you don’t know what you’re doing.
We know what we’re doing.
So, with that, I announce that rather than be acquired by a large telecom, Manka Bros. is, once again, going it alone and will soon launch our very own global wireless network – M-Telligence – the wireless network for people who don’t fuck around with bullshit.
Forget 5G – this is the ONLY G you’ll ever need.
As you all know, Manka Bros. recently announced we have gone over-the-top with MankaGoNow and while it is currently available on other platforms, we may just decide to have it only on the M-Telligence network.
No decisions have been made and we still need to have a few meetings on that – but I’m leaving early today for a long weekend so it will have to be put off until next week (probably Thursday or Friday)… but then you start to get crushed for the holidays and you have some people out…
We’ll make it work somehow.
The point is, this is all VERY EXCITING!
Khan Manka, Jr. – Chairman & CEO – Manka Bros. Studios – Still The World’s Largest Media Company